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Department of Antiquities

Organizational Structure

Organizational Structure

The Department of Antiquities consists of a group of units and directorates:

Public Relations Unit

General manager's office

The Director of the Office of the Director General of the Department of Antiquities, under the direct supervision of the Director General, is responsible for the management of the Office and the proper conduct of its affairs, and follow-up all aspects of work to facilitate the task of the Director General and secure all necessary transactions for him, including the coordination of his agenda and the organization of all work and meetings, issues, correspondence, transactions and visitors and follow-up and organization According to the instructions, foundations and standards. The main tasks of the Office of the Director General are to coordinate and follow up the preparation of conferences, workshops and meetings, prepare the agenda, write the minutes of meetings, follow up the implementation of the directives issued by them as directed by the Director General, coordinate their work with the concerned directorates, document and archive them, as well as act as an intermediary between the Director General and international organizations, ministries, institutions and directorates within Department of Antiquities to facilitate work matters.

Internal Control Unit

The existence of a tight system of internal control in government administrative units ensures that the highest administrative levels of their administrative units comply with the requirements and multiple legal and regulatory requirements governing their operations and achieve the protection of the resources of the unit and the optimal use of these resources in a manner that achieves the objectives of the unit in an economical, efficient and effective manner. Organizational matters, issues and procedures established by the Foundation to help achieve the objectives of the Department towards ensuring the safety and efficiency of the implementation of the Foundation's work and the application of management policies Well, property and the discovery of fraud and error and to ensure the correctness and completeness of the accounting records and the preparation of proper financial statements on time.

Directorate of Legal Affairs and Expropriations

This unit shall directly supervise all legal issues and issues related to the Department of Public Antiquities and its work, and provide legal advice and opinion to decision makers in all areas that are directly related to the job or employee or the duties and rights of the Department and the progress of work therein. The Department of Expropriations is responsible for preparing a list of archaeological sites to be acquired by the Department of Antiquities each year and arranging these sites according to importance and priority.It also takes the necessary measures to prevent illegal excavations and prevent encroachments on archaeological sites by treasurers in cooperation with the managers of the governorates.

Directorate of Excavations and Archaeological Surveys

The Directorate of Archaeological Excavations is one of the main directorates in the Department of Antiquities which is responsible for drawing the policy of archaeological projects in Jordan (survey, excavation, maintenance, restoration, documentation, study), whether for local or foreign projects, according to the Jordanian Antiquities Law No. 21 of 1988 and its amendments and instructions governing the work. Archeology issued under the Antiquities Law such as the instructions of archaeological projects in Jordan, as well as coordination with scientific institutions concerned with archaeological work (universities, museums ...).
Sections of the Directorate:

Department of Excavations and Archaeological Surveys:
  • Receive work plans related to local and foreign projects and study them carefully in all aspects, whether scientific, administrative or financial, and provide the necessary recommendations to the Director General.
  • Address the relevant security authorities to take security approvals and follow up the team's activity before the project starts and during its work in the field.
  • Issuing the necessary permit specified in the place and time after the payment of the amounts due from the team.
  • Follow up the work of the archaeological team through the actual communication with the team manager, the representative of the Department and the director of the antiquities of the area to which the archaeological project belongs and find out their compliance with the provisions of the instructions of archaeological projects in Jordan issued in accordance with the provisions of the Jordanian Antiquities Law No. 21 of 1988 and its amendments. / li>
  • Facilitate the mission of foreign missions through the preparation of official books necessary for other institutions and government departments. - Participate with ministries and other government institutions on conducting the necessary sensory detection on areas designated for the work of major development projects and infrastructure for investment purposes and conduct archaeological surveys and rescue excavations if necessary.
  • Cooperate with foreign missions with respect to survey work through Involving the surveyors and their agencies in foreign archaeological projects.
  • Address the relevant authorities in order to obtain the necessary approvals for the introduction of equipment and equipment related to the nature of the archaeological work.

 Department of Circulation and External Cooperation:
  • Regulation of secondment agreements for artifacts discovered during archaeological excavations. .
  • Organization of the study of artifacts in Jordan. - Follow up the scientific publishing of the items that have been loaned.

 Anti-Smuggling and Surveillance Section:
  • Coordination with other relevant local government institutions (security and civil) to reduce the issue of antiquity trafficking and anti-smuggling.
  • Coordination and communication with regional institutions And international organizations dealing with the subject of combating trafficking in antiquities, reducing their smuggling and permanent cooperation with them on the subject of implementing the international conventions that have been signed in this field.
  • Receive the seized items from other governmental institutions, whether archaeological, counterfeit or imitations, and prepare the necessary technical statements about them. Assets.
  • Prepare lists and statistics on seized and confiscated objects (Jordanian and non-Jordanian).

Directorate of Engineering and Conservation of Antiquities

Directorate of Museums and Archaeological Awareness

The vision of the Directorate of Museums comes within the general vision of the Department of Antiquities to reach the appropriate level of awareness of Jordan's heritage and civilization and deepen the concept of preserving that valuable heritage, linking citizens with their history, in addition to presenting Jordan to its visitors in a manner befitting its status and civilization. This vision is to take museums to the highest levels and present Jordan's civilized story in the best possible way. One of the most important tasks of this directorate is to develop a general strategy for museums, through which it defines the objectives and functions of these museums and their role in preserving and studying the national heritage and introducing the local and international community to it, and showing the importance and role of these museums in all economic, social, cultural and educational fields. Sections of the Directorate:
  • Museum Design and Presentation Section
  • Exhibitions Section
  • Archaeological Awareness Section
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Directorate of Site Management

In line with the National Strategy for the Protection and Management of Heritage and the Department's keenness to provide our civilized history in a better way, the Department has developed a new organizational structure with the second half of 2010, and one of the elements of this structure Directorate of Archaeological Sites In addition to providing a frame of reference and guidelines for practices within the boundaries of the archaeological site of excavation or maintenance.
Sections of the Directorate:
  • World Heritage Section
  • Archeological sites planning and follow-up section

Directorate of Studies and Publishing

The Directorate of Studies and Publishing was established as the first directorates of the Department of Antiquities in 1951 with the issuance of the first issue of the Yearbook of the Department of Antiquities. The Directorate is in charge of managing the information side of the Department. Its main tasks are to provide various sources of archaeological information such as books, studies, magazines and scientific reports, in addition to issuing publications of the Department of Antiquities, reviewing all scientific materials received for the Department, preparing the content of explanatory paintings in archaeological sites and archiving reports (local and foreign) received by the Department. Preservation and documentation of archaeological sites geographically. Sections of the Directorate: - Studies and Research Section - Registration, Publishing and Library Section - National Heritage Documentation Section (MEGA Jordan) Of the most important versions of the Directorate Yearbook of the Department of Antiquities The first issue was issued in 1951 and published by the publishing department in the Directorate. Series of Studies in the History and Archeology of Jordan A series of studies on the history and archeology of Jordan began in 1980, under the patronage of HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal. Work is currently underway on the preparation of the volume of the 13th International Conference on the History and Archeology of Jordan in 2016.

Directorate of Financial Affairs

Manages, coordinates and executes the financial and accounting plans and systems, controls and controls the Department's expenses, organizes the department's estimated budget and supervises its implementation. Sections of the Directorate: - Expenses Section - Payroll Department - Department of Trusts and Revenues

Directorate of Administrative Affairs

This Directorate is responsible for supervising the administrative affairs and services and the work of the Bureau and the Secretariat in addition to supervising the provision of supplies for projects and services. Sections of the Directorate: A. Support Services Section B. SAI C. Supplies and Warehouses Section